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Economy Terror, DW's NY Yank win co-features at Yonkers

Racing Roundup: Economy Terror, DW's NY Yank win co-features at Yonkers
Saturday, February 1, 2014 - from harness publicists across North America

Friday's (Jan. 31) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Yonkers Raceway, The Meadows and Buffalo Raceway.

Economy Terror, DW's NY Yank win co-features at Yonkers

Yonkers, NY -- Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night $33,000 Open Handicaps--a Pace for the ladies and a Trot for all qualified participants--were won by Economy Terror (Ron Pierce, $15.20) and DW's NY Yank (George Brennan, $5.50).

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Economy Terror won Friday's Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers in 1:53.3 .
Ordered behind the eight-ball, Economy Terror--a winner in her last effort two weeks ago--saw a whole lot of action take place in front of her.

A wide-early Lorrie Please (Eric Carlson) made the first lead, going past Rockaround Sue (Jason Bartlett) after a :26.3 opening quarter-mile.

Rockaround Sue was hard to handle in the two-hole, so she played leapfrog on the lead. No sooner did that happen than last week's winner, Carol's Desire (Dan Dube), took her turn on the lead. She found a :56.1 intermission, leaving tepid 5-2 favorite Magic Starlight (Brennan) first-up and Economy Terror right on her back,.

The battle was in full swing in and out of the 1:24.4 three-quarters, with Carol's Desire owning a scant lead. However, Economy Terror rolled wide and by, whipping a from-last Ramalama (Matt Kakaley) by a length-and-three-quarters in 1:53.3.

Rockaround Sue, Little Santamonica (Jordan Stratton) and Lorrie Please came away with the minor spoils.

For fourth choice Economy Terror, a millionairess (and then some) 5-year-old daughter of Western Terror trained by Chris Oakes for co-owners Chuck Pompey, Howard Taylor and Edwin Gold, it was her second win in three seasonal starts. The exacta paid $39.40, with the triple returning $290.50

The week's marquee trot was a two-speed number. It was 8-5 choice D W's NY Yank--assigned outside his seven rivals--in play early. He worked around Calchip's Brute (Pierce), setting soft earl intervals of :28.1 and :58.3.

War Cry Hall (Bartlett) tried it first-up from a long way back, offering minimal objections at the 1:28 three-quarters.

The leader remained so, taking a length-and-a-quarter advantage into the lane. He won by that margin in 1:56.4. It was Calchip's Brute holding off Zooming (Tyler Buter) for second, with Facing Justice (Dube) and Lorenzo Dream (Eric Goodell) settling for the remainder.

For D W's NY Yank, a 5-year-old Dilbert Hanover gelding co-owned (as Burke Racing by (trainer) Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi and Howard Taylor, it was his second win in as many '14 tries The exacta paid $28.80, the triple returned $85 and the superfecta paid $591.

-- Frank Drucker

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